James Shomate Collection (MSS 15),1935-1994

Preliminary finding aid

Summary Information

Repository
Curtis Institute of Music Archives
Creator
Shomate, James, 1914-2001
Title
James Shomate collection
ID
MSS 15
Date
1935-1994
Extent
0.8 Linear feet (2 archival boxes)
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes programs, clippings, photographs, and additional materials that document Shomate’s career as an accompanist of musicians of note, including Richard Bonelli, Anna Moffo (Voice ’54), Kathryn Hinton, Gerard Souzay, Margaret Speaks, Rise Stevens, and Jennie Tourel.

Preferred citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James Shomate Collection (MSS 15), Box and Folder Number; Curtis Institute of Music Archives.

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Biographical note

James Shomate was a coach and accompanist who studied accompaniment at the Curtis Institute of Music, graduating in 1939.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following series: 1. Clippings; 2. Programs’; 3. Photographs and memorabilia.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Curtis Institute of Music Archives 2016

1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
archives@curtis.edu

 

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

The collection is a gift from James Harden in 2002.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Shomate, James, 1914-2001

Subject(s)

  • Singers–United States–Programs

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Collection Inventory

Series 1. Clippings 1938-1987

Box Folder
General 1938-1976 1 1
Accompanist to Richard Bonelli 1938 and not dated 1 2
Accompanist to Anna Moffo 1963-1987 1 3
Accompanist to Gerard Souzay 1950-1953 1 4
Accompanist to Margaret Spears 1943, 1946 1 5
Accompanist to Rice Stevens 1953-1962 1 6
Accompanist to Jennie Tourel 1 7

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Series 2. Programs 1939-1979

Box Folder
Accompanist to miscellaneous musicians 1938-1979 1 8
Accompanist to Richard Bonelli 1938-1945 1 9
Accompanist to Kathryn Hinton 1965-73 1 10
Accompanist to Anna Moffo 1963-78 (including miscellenaneous papers) 1 11
Accompanist to Gerard Souzay 1949-53 2 1
Accompanist to Margaret Spears 1942-1946 1 2
Accompanist to Rise Stevens 1949-1963 2 3
Accompanist to Jennie Tourel 1945-46 2 4
Programs of recitals and workshops by Shomate and people he represented 1934-1968 2 5
Miscellenaneous programs 1939-1952 2 6

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Series 3. Photographs and memorabilia 1935-1994

Box Folder
Correspondence and miscellaneous papers 1942-94 1 7
Photographs 1945-1962 and not dated 2 8
High school documents 1935 2 9

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